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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-09-2012, 01:52 AM Thread Starter
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DIY Diffuser

Hey all,

Well I've made what looks to be a plastic pipe bomb for diffusing co2 into my tank. I made it using plumbing grade PVC and glue. While I have installed a check valve on the unit via hot glue, should I submerse this diffuser into a bucket of water and bleach to disinfect? Also, if I submerse the unit with airline check valve, will the valve get ruined or will it be OK?

Probably a simple question and answer that I should know, but I just don't want to throw the effort and $$$ away because of something stupid I did.

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I would avoid bleach. If anything just rinse with luke warm to cool water. As for the check valve question I dont quite understand. A picture may help.
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Soak it in a bucket of water treated with Prime. Scrub accordingly.

Dont soak it at all until the glue has cured, i'd wait at least 3 days. 5 to be safe.

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